In Style Beauty Flash: A New Way to Tan!

07/17/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

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No, tanning isn’t suddenly good for you, and yes, you must always wear sunscreen. But as InStyle.com points out, there is a way to build a bold base color that’s gradual, sunless and goof-proof: “Build a realistic golden shade over four days with a cream intended for light skin. Color that’s too dark looks patchy as it fades,” says tanning pro Anna Stankiewicz of the Rita Hazan Salon in N.Y.C. After a shower, blend formula into small sections (calves, shins, thighs) to avoid streaks. Repeat with a second layer, avoiding knees, ankles and elbows, adds Stenkiewicz, who’s tanned stars like Jessica Simpson. Try Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, $8; cvs.com.

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Mary on

I don’t know if I would take her advice. Jessica usually looks too orange!

yen on

I LOVE LOVE THE WHITE DRESS!!!!!!
CARMEN LOOKS ORANGE, FOR DOES WHO WHAT TO GET A TAN, CARROTS ARE GREAT , I´M NOT JOKING IT ACTUALLY WORKS.

Randa on

the only worry with this is that u start too look orange and it gets really expensive… it also looks really fake well i guess it is lol

Randa on

the only worry with this is that u start too look orange and it gets really expensive… it also looks really fake well i guess it is!

Gisele on

I like carmen’s tan!! And umm mary thats Carmen Electra not Jessica Simpson!!

Sally on

I think Mary was talking about the comment in the article about Jessica Simpson, which I agree with. Seems that all of the self tan lotions give you that orange splotchy look.

b. on

why can’t people just be happy with the skin they’re in? fake tans ALWAYS look fake. and the real ones, well, if you want to look like an old leather handbag, go for it.

Latasha on

I love Carmen’s new look! The dark locks and the tan skin. I think that she looks awesome!

Deepti on

I love carmen’s! i love the tan skin, dark hair, and blue eyes!

and umm GISELE — mary’s refering to what was written, not who’s in the picture. you would have known if you read the article.

— no hard feelings right?

Vanessa on

I use Jergens Natural Glow, because I hate to tan and we have had multiple cases of skin cancer in my family. This is the only self-tanning cream that I like. My hole family (mother, sister and grandma) uses it! It is the only one that isn’t orange.

Night on

I tried the Jergens self tanner. My knees look disgustingly dirty. And YES, I did exfoliate prior to use. It does not seem to matter how well I scrub my knees before hand, they always come out darker than the rest of my leg. The rest of the legs looks like I have a fake tan. Don’t wast your money.

laci on

the sunless tanning lotions don’t always work. i like the dove version best the jergens had no change in my skin. but the dove version gave me a normal looking glow. and i think that jessica simpson looks orange because she uses the spray tan from a tan salon but i may be wrong.

Rebecca on

Haven’t you heard? PALE is the new tan! :- )

Carmen looks great here- I love her dark hair.

sharon s. on

I tried Jergens and the fragrance was too strong. The only two tanners that I’ve tried that smell good and aren’t organge are: “Dove Enegry Glow” and “Lacome” Tinted tanning gels for face, legs and body. I am extermely fair and always get compliments on my tan in the summer. Both products are goof-proof.

Alara on

I’ve used the Jergens tanning moisturizer and it did work; however, the product smells like a self tanner, and made the skin on my arms, shoulders, and chest break out. I would recommend only if you do not have sensitive skin!

Ursula on

I use Jergen’s Natural Glow lotion and love it!! I use it everytime I get out of the shower and it keeps your skin tan but natural looking.

Kristi Peterson on

I think all black dresses look good on everybody because they make you look thin. Unless of course your way over weight then nothing looks good.

Caroline on

ew no

Chrissy on

I’m allergic to Jergen’s products so have never used its self-tanner. I have used Aveeno self-tanners and they are fantastic but there is one problem with them: the smells afterwards are bizarre. It can sometimes smell like you just got out of a tanning booth. I am fair skinned and don’t tan much at all. I’m actually content with my skin tone. I don’t understand the rave about always being tan. My health is more important!

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